Guy Ludbrook

Professor Guy Ludbrook


Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Professor Guy L Ludbrook PhD, MBBS, FANZCA
Professor Ludbrook is Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Health systems, health services, health economics, anaesthesia, medical devices, clinical trials - phase 1 to phase 3,

He has published widely in the scientific literature with a particular focus on pharmacology and health system improvements.
He is Director of an early phase clinical trials unit, PARC Clinical Research, located within the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
He has been principle investigator on multiple clinical trials, both commercial and investigator-initiated, and sits on data safety monitoring boards for multiple international clinical trials.
He is increasingly involved in health services review to optimise value in healthcare, and in the design and the study of new systems of care.

Specialist Anaesthetist - MBBS FANZCA
Pharmacologist - PhD
Professor of Anaesthesia, Head of Acute Care Medicine, University of Adelaide
Director, PARC Clinical Research, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Member, Advisory Committee on Medical Devices, Therapeutics Goods Administration


London Business School
Senior Executive Program, Business
2008 – 2008

London School of Economics
Masters in Health Economics, Policy and Management

Harvard Business School
Leading Health Care Organisations of Excellence
2009 – 2009

University of Adelaide
MBBS PhD, Anaesthesia, Pharmacology
1978 – 1993

Australian Institute of Company Directors
2016 – 2016

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness and safety of enhanced postoperative care units for non-cardiac surgery Master of Philosophy (Clinical Science) Master Full Time Dr Liem Tran
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2024 Principal Supervisor Strategies to Improve the Safety of Sedation During Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Interventions Such as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan
    2019 - 2023 Principal Supervisor New Regional Anaesthesia Fascial Blocks: Trans-muscular Quadratus Lumborum Block and Erector Spinae Block in Postoperative Pain Management in Colonic Surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Vasanth Rao Kadam
    2018 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Advanced Recovery Room Care on Postoperative Outcomes in Medium Risk Surgical Patients Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Dr Courtney Ellen Lloyd
    2017 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Predicting Clinical Deterioration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr James Lewis Malycha
    2012 - 2020 Co-Supervisor HYPERBARIC OXYGEN AND INSULIN SENSITIVITY Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr David Wilkinson
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Strategies for Controlling Bleeding and Healing During and After Sinus Surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Thanh Ngoc Ha
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Tri-iodothyronine (T3) Therapy in a Pre-Clinical Model of Septic Shock Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Matthew Jerome Maiden
    2008 - 2008 Other Medically Staffed, Out of Hospital Critical Care Patient Transport (Retrieval) Services: Performance, Incidents and Patient Outcomes Doctor of Medicine Doctorate Full Time APrf Athanasios Flabouris
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83137998
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 8
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialities

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